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I have practiced law in Arizona for 47 years.  Twenty years of that was as a Maricopa county Superior court Judge.  Between 2000 and 2005 I was assigned to juvenile Court. I served as a judge pro tem on the Arizona Court of Appeals.

My practice is limited to Family Law matters (Dissolution, paternity, custody and support), Juvenile cases and appeals from Family court decrees and orders.

Before attending Law School at the University of Arizona, I served in the United States Marine Corps. and I regularly handle family law cases for veterans and active duty armed forces personnel.


Languages spoken: Polish

Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 25%
  2. Child Support: 25%
  3. Child Custody: 25%
  4. Divorce: 25%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

I have retired.

4316 N. 40th St
Phoenix, AZ


AZActive 196304/01/2016
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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Maintaining the Independence of the JudiciaryCivil Rights Committee of the Arizona Anti-Defamation League1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
member (partner)Cates, Hanson, Sargeant & Schoenau, plc2005 - 2010
JudgeMaricopa county Superior court1985 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maricopa County Bar AssociationN/A1966 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaN/A1963 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bell-Kilbourn v. Bell-KilbournMy client Wife prevailed
Coles v. ColesWife's award of property and maintenance upheld
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1963
University of ArizonaFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1960